Yield: Yields 40 rectangular cookies or 24 cookie wedges
Cardamom adds just a subtle intriguing note to classic shortbread.
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Make Ahead Tips
Once the dough is pressed into the pan and cut, it can be wrapped and refrigerated for 1 day or frozen for up to 1 month. If freezing the dough, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before baking.
Baked and cooled cookies can be layered between sheets of parchment or waxed paper in an airtight container and stored at room temperature for up to 4 days.
These are wonderful. I made them for my wedding as favors, and everyone raved about them. The cardamom adds just the right hint of spice to balance the shortbread. They are so easy to make and also freeze well.
Years ago I used to enjoy a wholewheat version of regular shortbread in England. I love this recipe because it works great with a couple of changes.......Substitute all the white flour for wholewheat.Substitute all the white powder sugar for brown, or even better muscovada.Add a handful or so of chopped pistachios.Yum! Yum!
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